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#1 of 32 Should I get the extended warranty plan on the Rav4?
May 03, 2007 (12:17 pm)
I'm about to purchase a Rav4 tomorrow and was wondering if I should get the extended warranty protection plan they push you to get? I got it on my Highlander and haven't used it, but I put lots of hard driving miles on it and know I will need it eventually. But the Rav4 will be for my daughter when she leaves for college in 3 years and then she'll be driving it 4+ more years. Dear old Dad will be driving it in the meantime, but it won't be accruing that many miles. Any advice? Thanks!
#2 of 32 Re: Should I get the extended warranty plan on the Rav4? [newfy2]
May 03, 2007 (12:23 pm)
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#3 of 32 Re: Should I get the extended warranty plan on the Rav4? [newfy2]
May 03, 2007 (2:42 pm)
I was about to ask that myself, is it really worth it and do we have to buy it from the dealer, can we purchase from someone else and how long after I purchase the car do I have to decide to buy the extended warranty? Thanks!
#4 of 32 Re: Should I get the extended warranty plan on the Rav4? [tidester]
May 03, 2007 (5:01 pm)
I tried, but couldn't find anything about Toyota's. All I wanted to find out was if this would be a good deal for a car that would be older, but with low miles. And being a Toyota, better quality and reliability than the other makes. (hopefully) Need to know before Noon tomorrow. We are having t-storms and don't have time to search before getting knocked off. Thanks!
#5 of 32 Re: Should I get the extended warranty plan on the Rav4? [newfy2]
Sep 13, 2007 (3:27 pm)
I hate to say it, but I would... but moreso out of paranoia than anything. Unfortunately, this vehicle (which is my second Toyota) does not at all live up to the reliability that it is generally stereotyped to have. Thus far I've had the following problems with my 2007 V6 4WD limited with ~7300 miles on the clock:
1) Display on the radio spazzes out and goes nuts at random
2) Knocking in the front end when making turns.
3) Transmission/throttle control trying to hunt for gears while cruise control is activated.
4) Clunking in the transmission when shifting to drive and when vehicle downshifts
5) At times, the vehicle bucks back and forth during normal operation and cruising at 50mph.
6) Ceiling falls down when driving with the sun roof open.
7) Fog lamps quit operating after 4K miles
8) Unexplained humming noise apparent after vehicle is first turned on.
9) Extreme throttle lag (which apparently is normal operation, but is extremely dangerous when attempting to make emergency maneuvers)
Considering the fact that I haven't even had this thing one year and it's given me this much grief, I don't see how it could make it to five years without something much more major going wrong.
Toyota is not the company that it was in the 90s. As I said, this is my second Toyota, with a 2000 Corolla being the other. Both have given me grief, while the two Hondas I had (01 Prelude and 05 RSX) didn't display such ridiculous behavior not once within a one year time frame.
#7 of 32 Re: Should I get the extended warranty plan on the Rav4? [newfy2]
Sep 16, 2007 (6:42 pm)
You don't need to decide extended warranty when buying the new car. You have lots of time to shop around. The timing is buy it in 1 month before the standard warranty runs out.
Try google search : toyota extended warranty and you would find one with better discount. Dealer's bread & butter on financing, deal add-on options (rust proof, fabric protection), extended warranty, alarm & remote starters.
Oct 26, 2007 (11:26 am)
I investigated and decided that the Toyota quality has continued to go down hill since I got my 02 Camry. There are whole threads on the topic on another website I can not mention here. Here are some deatils, call and find out for your self....I bought mine from this person.....I am not affiliated with him nor is he even in my state. He was reccomended in that other forum and after investigation he had the best price when I got one for our 06 RAV purchased new.
A friend tipped me off to Troy Dietrich of Toyota of Greenfield in Greenfield, MA. He offers Toyota’s warranty heavily discounted. I purchased the above warranty for $805. I sent him a copy of my vehicle registration (to verify the VIN) and a statement indicating the current mileage. This warranty can be purchased anytime during the initial 3 yr / 36k period. BTW, one week later I received the official paperwork directly from Toyota, so it’s all on the up-and-up!
Here’s Troy’s e-mail response to me when I first contacted him.
I am currently offering the Toyota Platinum 7 yr / 100,000 mile Extra Care plan w/ $0 deductible for $805.00 on the Rav4, which is the longest plan available in both years and mileage.
Most of the details on the Extra Care plans can be found directly at Toyota's website at the following link, including all the various terms and options available, just let me know if you would like a quote on a different plan.
#9 of 32 Re: I got a warranty [andrelaplume]
Oct 29, 2007 (11:28 am)
Would you mind posting his email address? I would like to follow up with him about this!
#10 of 32 Re: I got a warranty [kbronke]
Oct 29, 2007 (1:53 pm)
Would you mind posting his email address?
You can exchange that information via email. We prefer that third party email addresses not be posted in the Forums because the third party may not want their email posted here and because it may be used for soliciting business.
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